Throwing a party in winter is a great way to warm both your mind and body. What better way to keep out the chill than have a dance and create some lifelong memories with your nearest and dearest? However, the weather in winter means that you’ll need to be more prepared than usual. So your next winter event goes off without a hitch, we’ve put together 5 rookie party planning mistakes to avoid this season.
Not checking the weather
Nothing is worse than setting an inappropriate dress code for winter, or not providing heaters for your guests. Because you’ll be facing harsher elements during the colder months, it’s important that you check historical weather data so that you can adequately plan. As well as this, it’s a good idea to keep checking reliable weather services, such as the Bureau of Meteorology, right up until the event. The weather is notoriously unpredictable, so do as much research as you can to make sure you and your guests won’t be caught out!
Everyone at your winter party needs to be well fed and hydrated. It’s crucial to specify early on just exactly what type of event you’re going to be throwing, in order to best cater for your guests. Are you planning a sit-down dinner? Perhaps it’s just an afternoon function with canapes? Whatever the theme of your event, remember that it is always best to serve too much rather than too little! Also, if you’re serving alcohol, it is vital that you have plenty of food and water available to your guests.
Not having a backup plan
If the weather does turn awry, or for some other unforeseen reason your original party doesn’t go according to plan, it’s a smart idea to have a convenient backup plan in place. This could mean organising a backup venue should you not be able to use your first choice. Have a second venue organised, such as someone’s house or backyard, that will be able to be used in case of undesirable circumstances.
Not organising enough music
Music can make or break the atmosphere of any event. If you don’t have an adequate playlist organised, or hire an experienced and professional DJ, you and your guests could be left standing in awkward silence! Think about how long your event is going to run for, and organise enough music accordingly. As well as this, think about the sort of party you’re throwing and the guests that will be attending, and thus what sort of tunes would best accompany the environment.
Not capturing the memories
What good is throwing a party if there is no way to reminisce on the happy memories in the future? Check out our range of photo booths, as well as all the customisations such as props and personalised photostrips that you can include. Photo booths also provide guests with a tangible memory of the party to take home with them, so the happy moments from the event can be remembered for years to come.
Whether you’re an old hand at throwing parties or you’re new to the party game, there are a few key guidelines that you should be sure to take heed of. Ensure that you check the weather and thus prepare adequately, and always remember that over-catering is much better than under-catering! Have a backup plan in place in case of bad weather or unforeseen circumstances, and most of all, remember to capture the wonderful memories. Party on!
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